Dear New Yorker:
I wanted to pass along some important news regarding the H1N1 vaccine.
Every weekend from November 14 (this Saturday) through December 13, the City’s Health Department will be offering FREE H1N1 vaccines at temporary clinics located in schools throughout the city. Although these clinics were originally designed for middle and high school students, vaccines will be now available for anyone in the following groups:
- Pregnant women.
- Anyone 4 to 24 years of age. (Note: Children younger than 4 are not eligible to be vaccinated at these clinics. Please consult your child’s pediatrician, call 311 or go to www.nyc.gov/flu to find a location that provides vaccines to this age group.)
- Persons 25 to 64 years of age who have underlying health conditions that increases risk of severe illness or complications. Such conditions include asthma, diabetes, chronic heart and lung conditions, kidney failure, or a weakened immune system.
- Anyone who lives with or cares for children less than 6 months old
The vaccination clinics will be open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are limits on the number of people that the clinics can accommodate, so there may be lines. To prevent overcrowding, eligible New Yorkers are asked to attend the vaccination clinic nearest their home on the weekend that clinic is available. All of the sites are listed below.
In addition to the temporary vaccination clinics in schools, there are several other locations where folks can receive an H1N1 or seasonal flu vaccination. Please call 311 or log on to http://www.nyc.gov/flu to find the site nearest you.
You can also find other helpful information about preventing and treating both H1N1 and the seasonal flu at www.nyc.gov/flu .
Vaccination is the best way to protect children and adults from the flu and prevent community-wide transmission, so please take a moment to share this important information with your family, friends and neighbors.
Thanks so much. Be well.
Christine C. Quinn
Speaker – New York City Council
Staten Island, NY Locations:
|Vaccine Site||Location||Dates and Hours of Operation||Priority Zip Codes|
|I.S. 51 Edwin Markham (R051)||20 Houston Street
|Saturday, November 14, 9:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, November 15, 9:00am-5:00pm
|10302, 10303, 10311|
|P.S. 6 Corporal Allen Kivlehan (R006)||555 Page Avenue
|Saturday, November 21, 9:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, November 22, 9:00am-5:00pm
|P.S. 58 Space Shuttle Columbia School (R058)||77 Marsh Avenue||Saturday, December 5, 9:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, December 6, 9:00am-5:00pm
|I.S. 24 Myra Barnes (R024)
|225 Cleveland Avenue
|Saturday, December 12, 9:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, December 13, 9:00am-5:00pm
|10306, 10308, 10312|